We refer to the article ”Chas subsidies at specialist outpatient clinics only for those receiving subsidised services” (Straits Times, Aug 30). How not to get subsidies? It states that ”However, Dr Khor stressed that Chas subsidies at specialist outpatient clinics (SOCs) are only applicable for those receiving subsidised services – even for the pioneer generation. Depends on what type of doctor refers you?
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Miss Asia Pacific World said it decided to strip May Myat Noe of her title because she was untrustworthy and ungracious. The 18-year-old showed contest organizers and sponsors no respect — even after they paid her $10,000 breast enlargement, directors said. A dethroned beauty queen from Myanmar swiped her $100,000 tiara after she was ousted Wednesday for being rude and lying, pageant officials said.(29 Aug) – Uneasy lies the head that wears the stolen crown.
Four different charities in Singapore will be receiving a donation of over $1.8 million after Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin and the Singapore government pledged to donate. Tan Chuan-Jin had been selling a book of his travel photos to donate the proceeds to charity. The government also pledged to match dollar-for-dollar the money raised.
According to a recent report about saving trends in ASEAN countries by DBS, Singapore is the country with the highest savings ratio but this figure has also decreased slightly since 2010. Many other ASEAN countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand have also seen a generally decreasing trend of saving over the last 5 years.
My Dear Nicole, I read that you had resigned from NSP. You were quoted as having said that you had done your job in bringing more political awareness to young people and it was time for you to move on. I am not sure what was the real reason behind your resignation; it may be best that we, the members of public, do not know the reason. Many successful executives used to work for several organizations and clocking up various experiences before finding themselves in the ‘right place’, at the ‘right time’ and doing the ‘right thing’.
According to a recent survey conducted by the Singapore-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGC), most German companies here are finding it difficult to hire skilled labour. They explained that many German firms here are planning to expand over the next year but are unable to find suitable job applicants at both the university and vocational level.
Dear Friends, We are pleased to announce that we have just gotten the police permit for our event tomorrow. We are running against time as the permit was approved at the last hour. It was a hassle dealing with the police on this matter. We did not encounter this previously. We had initially planned for 8 speakers but the police has only allowed us 3.
There's an eerie silence at night in Sentosa Cove, the man-made island resort billed as Singapore's answer to Monte Carlo and the only place in the country where foreigners can buy landed property. Dozens of houses - complete with their own private yacht berths and multiple swimming pools - sit empty while few lights are on in the apartment blocks overlooking the marina, a few kilometres away from Sentosa's giant casino.